Thursday, August 1, 2013

It's yard sale time!

We have been scrambling and gathering and sorting all of July, and its finally the day everyone has been waiting for! (I know you've been holding your breath) Members and non-members alike donated tons of high quality new and used items for this awesome sale. We have everything from couches to picture frames. There's a high end pack n play with vibrating bassinet, toys, shoes, camping gear, clothing for men, women and children of many sizes. Coffee table, side tables, and entertainment center oh my! Do you need dishes? We've got that, board games? We have that too. Basically, you need to come check it out and support our Timebank in it's journey to 501c3 status! 

While you're here, check out our bake sale, and lemonade stand being run by our junior time bankers. They would love to serve you cookies,  goodies and fresh lemonade for a donation to their new group.

Our goal is to make our first $500 towards filing for official non-profit status.  Our mission is to build our community through serving each other.  For more information feel free to look around the blog, find us on Facebook, or email a coordinator at

The rummage/bake sale will take place Saturday August 3rd 9am-2pm. 
298 Chambers St, off of El Cajon blvd.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Our journey to 501(c)3

Our organization is slowly growing in numbers and activity. We are so excited to be taking off here in central San Diego, and the larger we get as a network, the more we ALL benefit. One way for us all to get the most benefit from the Time Bank, is for it to become a state and federally tax exempt 501(c)3 non profit organization. Basically what it would mean for us would be that the Time Bank would:

  • Be exempt from federal taxes
  • Be able to receive charitable contributions (that donators can deduct from their taxes as well)
  • Get grants and support from large organizations to continue our work

We have contacted several lawyers about filing the necessary paperwork, and they have estimated that it will cost the Central San Diego Timebank approximately $3000. So we have set this as our fundraising goal for 2013. We believe with the help of our members, and several outside events (including our yard sale) that we can take this important step. Thank you in advance for your help!

Ways you can help:
  • Spread the word about our Timebank 
  • Spread the word about our fundraiser events (yard sale, recycling etc)
  • Donate items on the wish list so that we don't have to spend money on acquiring them
  • Make a monetary donation 
  • Participate in a fundraising event (collecting recyclables, buying at yard sale, eating at fundraiser etc)

Follow our progress !

Communication emergency!

We're growing! We are currently up to 15 official members. Unfortunately we have lost communication with most of them and have slowed to almost a halt on the website. Because of the way Facebook is set up, the people, groups, and pages that you interact with stay in your newsfeed. Those people, pages, and groups that you do not interact with slowly disappear.  If you have not liked or commented on a post in a while you most likely aren't seeing us in your feed. 

We realize everyone is busy and has hectic schedules, but we feel we all could hugely benefit from the time bank when it's operating at its fullest. The time bank has the potential to save us all both time and money, along with making great friendships and lasting connections. 

Please help us help you, by letting us know the best way to contact you for the fun events we plan, along with great offers and requests!  Our most important posts will always be posted here on the blog, so feel free to subscribe.

Below you will see our Facebook group wall, we have 26 members. As you can see, only about 1/5 of our members are actually able to see our posts. Meaning the rest of you guys are missing out!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cookies, and lemonade, and great deals Oh my!

Our first recycling fundraiser was a success, raising about 10 garbage bags worth of CRV items. I haven't been able to cash them in yet, but I will let you guys know the totals when I do.  That fundraiser will help pay for boring stuff like our banner, brochures, and business cards that are a necessary evil .  But we are ready to do some cool things in our community, and we have planned a great event to fund them!

We are currently looking for donations for our rummage sale.  We can arrange to pick up, or you can drop things off.  EVERYTHING must be turned in by July 29th, so that we can sort and label all of the items.  So dig in your closets, cabinets and garages for gently used items that others might be able to put to good use. The Rummage sale will be on August 3rd, just in time for back to school shopping.

Also, the kiddos of the Timebank would like to have a lemonade stand. We would love to get a group of young ones, 5-12 that have a passion for service, to get together and brainstorm some projects of their own soon :)  We have about 4 so far that will be working the lemonade stand, and they would love it if you stopped by and purchased a cup .

Last but not least, if you would like to donate any baked goods we will add them to the lemonade stand to sell for donations as well.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Park Play Date

Don't miss our free event coming up July 20th! We will be setting up our tent at the Mission Bay park, and inviting anyone around to play with homemade bubble solution and wands, and build kites. It will be a great time to relax, meet new friends and let the kids get their wiggles out! Invite friends and earn hours :)
And I'm super excited about getting inside a bubble...just sayin. See you there! 9am-12p bring a snack :)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Come to our share circle!

We are super excited to be hosting our first event as a TimeBank next week! There will be lots of info, and laughs and food! It will be a relatively small group, but we are encouraging members to bring a friend (or 5 ;) Your friends will get a great idea of what TimeBanking is all about, and you will get a Time dollar for every friend that attends! While we're throwing Time dollars around, be thinking what you might like to spend yours on...How does a dog walker sound? A babysitter? A personal chef? Yeah....I've got my list ready. ANYONE can benefit from this system, and when one benefits, it's a chain reaction that ripples through the entire community.  So get excited, and see you on Tuesday! RSVP here Share Circle

Saturday, June 15, 2013

We Are Getting Started!!

TimeBank USA is making its way to Central San Diego!! And WE ARE READY!!!

Our leadership team is comprised of 3 people, as of right now. :) Jessica is the Group Coordinator, I (Holly) am the Marketing Specialist and Kristina is our Financial Specialist.

Jessica, Kristina and I (Holly) met together on Friday, June 7th, to get this project "off the ground." We met at Jessica's house to discuss the ins and outs of TimeBank and to plan our very first Share Circle. To check out the Share Circle event on Facebook, click here.

During our meeting, we were able to decide on how we would handle complaints, earning and using of hours, different policies and procedures, and plan our very first event. Take a look around  and let us know what you think! To apply, visit our brand new website at